UFC 245 Medical Suspensions

UFC 245 went down this past weekend. Labelled by many as the most stacked UFC card of 2019, it did not disappoint. And with so many incredible finishes and tightly fought contests, the thirteen fights on the card resulted in several lengthy medical suspensions.

Seven fighters in total look set to sit out on the side lines for a substantial period, following their bouts at the UFC’s last pay-per-view of the year.

Both headliners Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington face 180 day medical suspensions. Usman, who snatched victory in the final minute of the main event to defend his welterweight title, for the injury to his left thumb. And Covington, for the nondisplaced midline mandibular fracture in his jaw.

New featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski; Petr Yan, who stopped Urijah Faber; Mike Perry; Geoff Neal and Viviane Araujo all also received 180 day medical suspensions.

This is the full list of the UFC 245 medical suspensions (via MMA Junkie):

  • Puna Soriano: No suspension
  • Oskar Piechota: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Jessica Eye: Suspended 60 days or until eye injury is cleared by physician; no contact for 21 days due to cut on left cheek
  • Viviane Araujo: Suspended 180 days or until x-ray/MRI of right hand and x-ray of right foot and left tibia/fibia are cleared by physician; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Brandon Moreno: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Kai Kara-France: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Chase Hooper: No suspension
  • Daniel Teymur: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Matt Brown: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to cut on left eyebrow
  • Ben Saunders: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Omari Akhmedov: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Ian Henisch: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Irene Aldana: No Suspension
  • Ketlen Viera: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Geoff Neal: Suspended for 180 days or until x-ray of left ribs is cleared by physician; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Mike Perry: Suspended 180 days or until nasal x-ray is cleared by physician; also suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Petr Yan: Suspended 180 days or until x-ray of right foot is cleared by an orthopedic physician; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Urijah Faber: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days
  • Marlon Moraes: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 21 days due to cut on left eyelid
  • Jose Aldo: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Amanda Nunes: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Germaine de Randamie: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Alex Volkanovski: Suspended 180 days or until x-ray of right hand is cleared by orthopedic physician; also suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days
  • Max Holloway: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to leg pain
  • Kamaru Usman: Suspended 180 days or until x-ray of left thumb is cleared by physician; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Colby Covington: Suspended 180 days or until nondisplaced midline mandibular fracture is cleared by oral and maxillofacial surgeon; also suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days

You can see the full results from UFC 245 here.

And you can see how the MMA world reacted to last UFC PPV card of the year here:


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